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14.9: Conclusion and Contrast

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  • The second half of 20th-century art has undoubtedly changed over the 50 years. We have seen art movements come and go, carry on for long periods, and influence many artists. Sometimes there were parallel movements; artists who combined movements and art creations grow to new forms. We see women and minority artists emerging and sharing their culture and political art.

    Abstract Art

    Abstract art moves from the precisely configured with pure colors, through the absolute purity of simplistic designs to interpretative images. In all the movements of the period, artists became inspired to break the standards and create new images.

    Art

    Artist

    Image

    Pop Art

    Roy Lichtenstein

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    Girl with Hair Ribbon

    Op Art

    Wen-Ying Tsai

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    Double Diffraction

    Abstract Expressionism

    Jean-Michel Basquiat

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    Untitled

    Minimalism

    Ann Truitt

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    Gallery Display

    San Francisco Bay Area Figurative

    Elmer Bischoff

    Orange Sweater

    Orange Sweater

    1. How do the five movements differ?

    2. How does each artist use the color?

    3. What are the differences in form and shape?

    4. How is the pattern used in each movement?

    Quilting

    Quilting developed over the centuries from simple coverlets to defined patterns to abstract designs, moving in inspiration with modern art movements.

    Quilt

    Style

    Medallion Quilt

    Applique

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    Block

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    Abstract

    1. How are quilts made?

    2. What are the differences in applique, block, and abstract quilts?

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